In Loving Memory of Cheri Fleming 1951-2020

by | Nov 23, 2020 | Looking Back

“I only hope that I was able to impart a fraction of the wisdom and love to others as they bestowed on me.”
– CHERI FLEMING

It is with a heavy heart that we write this! We are so saddened to hear the news about Cheri Fleming and our deepest condolences go out to the Fleming family. We have known Cheri and her husband Don for many years and have some of the fondest memories with them. Cheri is a great woman and has always been a shining light to her friends and family. Over the past 30 years we have been in the Santa Clarita Valley we have watched this community grow and Cheri has been instrumental in making it what it is today. A true philanthropist and businesswoman her efforts have helped so many reach their own success in life.
In 1997, Cheri and Don purchased the Acura dealership and took it from being one of the lowest ranking businesses to one of the top selling dealerships in the country. In true entrepreneurial spirit, they combined their skills and personable nature to create a successful enterprise that is still creating friendships amongst their customers. With her success, Cheri has always had a calling to give back to the community.
Cheri joined Soroptimist International in the late ‘90s because she believed in their mission and she has been a major influence in creating better outcomes for women and girls all over the world, even sitting as a Delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women from 2009 to 2017. As a woman on the rise, she has chaired many events and fundraised for countless organizations to include the Boys & Girls Club, American Cancer Society, Sheil R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center and Child and Family Center Foundation and more. For her endeavors and impressive service for helping others, Cheri was awarded the title of Woman of the Year in 2004. She has been known for being a long-time supporter of the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation and College of the Canyons, receiving many awards for her service and dedication. In 2018 Cheri and Don were recognized and received COC’s Silver Spur Award, a community service award for their involvement in higher education. 
Cheri’s commitment to community and dedication to growth has made her known in Santa Clarita for having one of the biggest and kindest hearts. Cheri and Don have received many awards for their service to community and unique business practices that have created a legacy for years to come.
We have lost a hero and inspiration but gained an angel. May she rest in peace we will miss her!

– Linda & Moe Hafizi

 

 

CHERI’S INVOLVEMENT:

Soroptimist International of the
Americas Federation

Donor Relations Task Force, 2017-2020
SIA President, 2013-2014
SIA President-elect, 2012-2013
SIA Secretary/Treasurer, 2011-2012
SIA Board member, 2010-2012

Region
Camino Real Governor, 2008-2010
Camino Real Governor-elect, 2006-2008
Camino Real District Director, 2004-2006

Club
SI/Greater Santa Clarita Valley, CA Director
SI/Valencia, CA President, 2002-2003
SI/Valencia, CA President-elect, 2001-2002
SI/Valencia, CA VP & Auction Chair, 2000-2001
SI/Valencia, CA Member/Director, 1999-2011

Soroptimist International
Board member, 2012-2015

United Nations Commission on the
Status of Women
Delegate, 2009-2017

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
Chair-elect, 2020
Director, 2015-2020
Patient Care Committee, 2015-2020

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial
Health Foundation
Director, 1997-2012
Chairwoman, 2002-2004

Child and Family Center Governing Board
Chairwoman, 2019-2020
Director, 2014-2020
Board Development Director, 2014-2016

Child and Family Center Foundation
Chairwoman, 2002-2004
Director, 1997-2014
Past Guardians of Hope Chair and Board
Development Chair
Taste of the Town Chair, 2001, 2002

American Cancer Society Unit Council
Director, 2003-2020
President, 2007-2008
Relay for Life Co-Chair, 2004, 2005

American Cancer Society Los Angeles
Regional Unit Council
Director, 2004-2008

Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center
Advisory Board
Vice President, 2003-2010

Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley
Auction Co-Chair, 2004-2006

Arthritis Foundation
Walk Chair, 2006-2011

Habitat for Humanity
WE Build Chairwoman 2012-2014

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